CHANCE is a youth development service organisation funding education programmes in Nepal. We aim to address quality of education and provide personal development through the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.

Our team

We have a small team of trustees who provide management support, policy making and specialist advice. This team is supported by field officers and implementation agents in Nepal. All our team members have both vast professional experience and local knowledge of Nepal which enables expert policy to be combined with local needs and requirements. This ensures CHANCE is a leading development organisation within its operating area.


Tina Stacey GhaleTina Stacey Ghale: Chair of Trustees

Tina is one of the founding Trustees of CHANCE, and has been working with the organisation since April 2004. She brings a wealth of commercial experience to the role with over 11 years’ working in the private sector which enables her to manage our governance, structure, and local agency contracts and ensure these are suitably overseen. Resident in Nepal now for 6 years, Tina has researched and networked with many Youth development agencies including Save the Children (Norway) and is able to support policy work with her local knowledge and contact network.

Bill StaceyBill Stacey: UK Administration

The accounting and administration is managed by Bill, a retired commercial manager from IMI. Now devoting his time to charity, he also works as a volunteer for a local organisation, the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. He is a good pair of hands to ensure the UK home of CHANCE is effectively managed and maintained.


Mark HorrellMark Horrell: Communications Adviser

Mark works in digital communications and provides the charity with advice and input on effective communication strategies. He kindly hosts and manages our website. A keen mountaineer who has been visiting Nepal since 2002, he has a wealth of local knowledge and experience on which to draw, combining his professional expertise with local understanding and awareness to create great results. He has been working with the CHANCE team since 2004 as a volunteer and became a Trustee in 2012.

Mark DicksonMark Dickson: Trading Manager

Mark supports the charity trading activity. A senior business professional in the field of asset management, he has a wealth of experience to support CHANCE’s trading activity and financial management. Alongside this, he is also a keen travel writer and photographer and like Mark Horrell has many years of experience exploring the Himalaya. This also gives Mark an ability to understand the local perspective in Nepal and contribute to policy debate. He joined the Trustees in 2012 following his successful summit of Everest.

Awaiting photographVacancy: Educational Adviser

We currently have a vacancy for our adviser role supporting policy and implementation.

Operations Team

Rupak MaharjanRupak Maharjan: Development Officer

Rupak is our full time Development Officer for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Nepal. Formerly a lower secondary teacher in a local Kathmandu private school and an M.A. graduate in Development Studies, he now works in the field supporting regional development for the Award across the country.

Awaiting photographKedar Khadka and Siling Wangyel

Field Officers

Our work in Nepal is supported by two volunteer field officers, Kedar Khadka and Siling Wangyel. They both work on various aspects of our 3 programmes, helping support policy and oversee implementation with our local agency partner Child Workers In Nepal (CWIN). Along with Tina they are our conduit between the UK and Nepal teams. We are grateful for their voluntary contributions which are extremely valuable to the operation of CHANCE.

CWIN: for children with childrenCWIN

Implementation Partner

CWIN is our implementation partner for the CHANCE for Change teacher training project and Chance for Life income generation projects. We work together based on a contract arrangement. CHANCE designs the policies and framework which are then taken to the field and implemented on the ground by CWIN. Our field officers oversee the implementation and provide control and monitoring services.

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